I've got spyware!!??
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Thu Feb 23 00:34:02 PST 2006
On Feb 23, 2006, at 12:19 AM, Joseph Vella wrote:
> I just installed flash in Firefox. I was playing around with the
> autoscrolling feature, when all of a sudden some ugly website pops
> up. It
> was something I clicked with the mouse wheel. I tried it again and
> enough the same site pops up. It was kind of tricky to do. I had
> to be
> scrolling and then click real fast. I found that if I turned off the
> autoscrolling, anytime I clicked in the browser window with the
> mouse wheel
> this site would come up. On a couple of occasions a page within the
> Microsoft site would come up instead.
> I deleted the mozilla directory in my home directory. After that
> the first
> three clicks of my mouse wheel would cause the Microsoft page to
> come up,
> after that the other site would come up.
> How could there be spyware on my FreeBSD computer and how do I get
> rid of it?
Not sure if this is true for FreeBSD, but try deleting the
~/.macromedia directory and see what happens. This may remove any
unwanted cached flash apps.
Interesting though. If this persists, someone may have found and
exploited a security issue with Flash =\...
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